COVID-19 INFO FOR FRIDAY
IF YOU HAVE A DOG THAT DOES NOT GET ALONG WITH OTHER DOGS/CATS/PEOPLE OR THAT WILL NOT ALLOW ANYONE ELSE TO HANDLE HIM/HER BUT YOU, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE VACCINATION CLINIC AT THIS TIME, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR VACCINES BECAUSE WITH THE CURRENT CURBSIDE SERVICE WE MUST PROVIDE IT IS TOO STRESSFUL FOR YOUR DOG...ALSO, WITH THE HOT WEATHER WE IMPLORE YOU ONLY TO COME TO THE VACCINATION CLINIC IF ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!
This is a difficult time and for the safety of everyone, we are making some changes to our current Friday protocol. We are very sorry about this.
1: WEAR A MASK!
2: BRING A PEN TO FILL OUT YOUR PAPERWORK
3: In order to protect the safety of our team, our doctor and other clients, we request all clients showing signs of illness that can be associated with COVID-19 remain at home and not bring their pet. If you are feeling sick, (ESPECIALLY fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) please do not come. If you have been in contact with someone infected or potentially infected, do not come! If you require quarantine do not come!
4: STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE! We are asking pet owners not to enter the building in order to minimize contact distances. A tech or assistant will come to your vehicle. You do not need to call when you get here we will see you in the lot.
5: Please bring as FEW people as possible in your vehicle and ideally keep your children at home --EVERYONE IN THE VEHICLE MUST WEAR A MASK!
6: THE VACCINATION CLINIC WILL ONLY BE FROM 9-10AM; there will be a wait time
7: PAYMENT: CASH or MONEY ORDER
A VACCINATION CLINIC IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR AN EXAM. ANIMALS ARE NOT EXAMINED AT THE VACCINATION CLINIC. ALL PUPPIES AND KITTENS NEED AN EXAM. ALL DOGS AND CATS NEED AN ANNUAL OR A SEMI-ANNUAL EXAM. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL PETS CAN BE MADE AT THE EXAM.
WHEN: A Reduced Cost Canine Vaccination Clinic is provided EVERY FRIDAY from 9-10 am unless posted otherwise. YOU DO NOT NEED AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE VACCINATION CLINICS!! We will be closed Xmas and New Year's Day.
FOR SAFETY REASONS, YOUR DOG MUST BE LEASHED AT ALL TIMES!!!!!
COST FORM: For costs and services please check out the "Canine Vaccination Clinic Cost Form." Services rendered include vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, fecal centrifugation, Giardia testing, and nail trimming. You can read the Vaccination Information handout for info on all vaccines offered. We will not vaccinate unhealthy dogs. We will not vaccinate pregnant or nursing moms.
PAYMENT: Cash or Money order only due at the time services are rendered
PLEASE BRING YOUR DOGS IN HUNGRY SO WE CAN GIVE THEM TREATS AND MAKE THEIR EXPERIENCE GETTING VACCINATED MORE PLEASURABLE. IF THEY HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY PLEASE TELL US. YOU CAN ALSO BRING ALONG SPECIAL TREATS FOR YOUR PUP. IF YOU HAVE A PUPPY OR SMALL DOG PLEASE FEED THEM A SMALL AMOUNT BEFORE COMING.
Rabies is required by law at 12 - 16 weeks of age. Since Rabies is endemic in PA make sure to get your pet vaccinated! You will receive a 1 year license with the FIRST Rabies vaccine despite the fact that we use a 3 year vaccine for dogs. A 3 year license is given with the SECOND Rabies vaccine as long as you provide proof of previous vaccination. In PA, you MUST present the Rabies certificate to be issued a 3 year license, NOT the tag.
The Distemper vaccine (Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus and Parainfluenza) is a CORE vaccine. ALL dogs must receive this series. Our area commonly has outbreaks of Parvo, which can be fatal, so make sure to get your pet up to date!
We ONLY use MERIAL vaccines for dogs due to their efficacy and low risk of adverse vaccine reactions. Merial uses cutting edge technology for vaccine development.
We utilize the most current vaccination guidelines along with the most up to date information we acquire every year at continuing education classes.